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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

SAE Updates Gasoline Fuel-Injection Standards, Additions Expected

The Gasoline Fuel Injection Standards Committee (GFISC) plays a pivotal role in developing and maintaining SAE’s Standards, Recommended Practices (RP) and Information...

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Manned Systems

E-Fueling for the Future

Synthetic and bio-based liquid “e-fuels” have in various forms enjoyed fits and starts of industry attention and R&D investment in recent years, but got the most significant boost ever in March 2023 when...

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Road Ready
Power

Toyota Punches up the Prius

An undeniable technical achievement since its U.S. launch for the 2001 model year, Toyota’s Prius never has been able to shake its weenie-mobile reputation. It’s an image formed largely by the combination...

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Imaging

BMW Reapproaches Hydrogen

Automakers have raised and dashed hopes for using hydrogen to power cars and trucks, including General Motors’ notorious 2007 promise that it would sell 1 million fuel-cell vehicles annually (actual number:...

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News
Power

Keeping Combustion in the Conversation

The signals are everywhere that the days are numbered for internal-combustion engines (ICE) for passenger vehicles. Volkswagen CEO Ralph Brandsteatter told a German magazine in early 2021 that VW...

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Green Design & Manufacturing

SAE WCX 2022: The Road to Zero Emissions Has Many Lanes

Emissions are currently one of the hottest macro topics across the automotive industry. Governments around the world are ramping up regulations over the coming decades to reduce...

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Manned Systems

The Ford Performance Racing School Settles a New Location out West

The Ford Performance Racing School (FPRS) has a new home out west. After running programs for eight years at the facility previously known as Miller Motorsports Park...

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What We’re Driving
Power

Volkswagen T-Cross

Volkswagen Group’s applications of its remarkably versatile modular MQB chassis stretch from its little Polo hatchback to the large Atlas SUV. Now there is a new addition to the family, the Polo-based T-Cross compact...

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Propulsion

Mahle’s Pre-Chamber MJI Technology Is Sparking Ignition Advances

Any technology transfer between the racetrack and the road is usually a one-way street, with motor racing leading and humble production machinery way back on the...

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Energy

Engine Researchers: 50% Gasoline-Engine Efficiency in Sight

Speaking at the SAE High-Efficiency IC Engine Symposium preceding this week’s WCX19 conference in Detroit, the lead researcher for a long-running, Delphi Technologies-directed...

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Imaging

2020 Range Rover Evoque

It was an unusual beginning to a test drive: navigating a narrow, winding gravel path in the grounds of an English castle with the windshield blacked out and only an image of two front wheels and a couple of...

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Aerospace

Could This Infinitely Variable Compression Mechanism Be the Next Piston Engine Game-Changer?

Whether its for economic incentives or reaching environmental goals, automotive and aerospace engine makers are continually chasing fractions...

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Technology Report
Power

New Four-Chamber Rotary Engine Could Supplant Wankel and Piston Engines for UAV Applications

The Wankel rotary engine has been an ideal choice for many owners and operators of small, propeller-driven aircraft. Compared to conventional...

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Energy

What We’re Driving: 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

The most prominent recent brand-identifier for the FiatChrysler Dodge brand has been its outlandishly-powered Challenger SRT Hellcat and Demon. But they are cars, after all, and...

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Technology Report
Propulsion

Toyota Unveils More New Gasoline ICEs with 40% Thermal Efficiency

Toyota is well-regarded for its advances in electric drive technology with its hybrid-electric Prius models, but the company also continues to make progress with internal...

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Unmanned Systems

X Marks the Spot

LiquidPiston Inc., an advanced internal combustion engine (ICE) technology company, has reimagined combustion engines with a new platform that can run on multiple fuels, including diesel, jet fuel, and gasoline. This...

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Application Briefs
Propulsion

Light Reconnaissance Vehicle

Supacat
Honiton, Devon, UK
01 404 891 777
www.supacat.com

Supacat, a UK designer and manufacturer of special forces vehicles, recently unveiled the latest variation of its Light Reconnaissance...

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Aerospace

Imaging Detonations of Explosives

An effort has been made within the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) to extract quantitative information on explosive performance from high-speed imaging of explosions. Explosive fireball surface...

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News
Regulations/Standards

Bad Gas?

It’s often the case with proverbs that many are of uncertain derivation. That’s true of one of my go-to favorites: “May you live in interesting times.”

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Multifunctional Core-Shell and Nano-Channel Design for Nano-Sized Thermosensor

This work focused on developing novel nano-sized thermal sensors based on a multifunctional core/shell and nano-channel design that can be used to measure...

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Information Technology

Multi-Temporal Analysis of Underbody IED Theater Events on Ground Vehicles

Recently, modeling and simulation (M&S) engineers have made impressive strides in improving ground vehicle reliability and soldier safety. This work involved...

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News
Energy

High-Efficiency Compression-Ignition Engine Technology

Aramco Services Co. (ASC), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco), Saudi Aramco, and Saudi Aramco’s European subsidiary Aramco Overseas Co. (AOC),...

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Articles
Aerospace

System Could Detect Concealed Person-Borne Bombs at a Distance

The recent tragic events at the Boston Marathon illustrate the growing and critical need for the detection of person-borne improvised explosive devices (PBIEDS). Such systems, in...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Rotating Detonation-Wave Engines

All Navy aircraft and missiles use gasturbine engines for propulsion. Many ships are also dependent on gasturbine engines to generate both propulsive power and electricity. These engines are fundamentally...

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Application Briefs
Defense

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Engine

Schiebel Technology, Inc.
Manassas, VA
(540) 351-1736
www.schiebel.net

Schiebel recently conducted the successful first flight of a heavy-fuel-powered CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air...

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Materials

Mechanical Response of an Al-PTFE Composite to Uniaxial Compression Over a Range of Strain Rates and Temperatures

Reactive materials can be loosely categorized as composites of inert solid materials which, when subjected to a violent...

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Information Technology

Response Surface Mapping Technique Aids Warfighters

When weaponeering a target, military planners pinpoint a detonation location that will result in the desired damage to the entire target, or even a particular area within the target. The...

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